David Hallberg, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer and the first American principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Q & A to follow at 5:30pm. Free, pre-registration required.
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David Hallberg began jazz and tap classes at the age of ten. He began his formal ballet training at 13 at the Arizona Ballet School. In 1999, he was accepted into the Paris Opera Ballet School. He attended American Ballet Theatreâ€™s New York Summer Intensive in 1999 and 2000 and was an ABT National Training Scholar for both of those years. He joined ABTâ€™s Studio Company in September 2000 and then joined American Ballet Theatre in 2001, was promoted to Soloist in 2004 and Principal in 2005. During the Autumns of 2008 and 2009, he was a member of Kings of The Dance, which toured Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia. His repertoire included Frederick Ashtonâ€™s Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Christopher Wheeldonâ€™s Four for 4, Nacho Duatoâ€™s Remanso and Roland Petitâ€™s Proust pas de deux. Dance of the Blessed Spirits was originally created on Sir Anthony Dowell, who staged the ballet on Hallberg especially for this tour. Hallberg is the first dancer after Dowell to perform this work. He has been a guest artist with many companies including the Royal Swedish Ballet, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and the Kiev Ballet. He has danced at galas throughout the world from Japan to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Hallberg was a recipient of the Princess Grace Fellowship and the Chris Hellman Dance Award for 2002-2003. He received a nomination for the Benois de la Danse Award in 2006 and won the Benois de la Danse Award in 2010. He joined the Bolshoi Ballet as a Premier Danseur in September 2011, the first American to join the company.
Image Credit: Photos by Andrea Mohin.